According to foreign media reports, no matter how many studies show that there is no connection between the two, some people quickly blame video games for violence. But a new report is expected to settle the dispute. It reviewed 28 previous studies involving more than 21000 participants and concluded that video games do not lead to violence or aggression.
the study was led by Aaron Drummond, a researcher at Macy University in New Zealand. They re examined 28 studies using a meta-analysis, a design used to systematically assess the results of previous studies, to find a link between video games and real-life violence.
a report published in the Royal Society open science on Wednesday found that “playing violent video games does not seem to increase player aggressiveness significantly over time.”. Previous studies did show a minimal positive correlation between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior, but “too small to make sense.”.
the meta-analysis also found that some poor quality studies exaggerated the impact of games on aggression, while better quality studies confirmed that the impact was negligible. The study also found that playing games for a long time did not lead to users becoming more aggressive. According to the study, “there is no evidence of a long-term link between aggressive video games and adolescent aggression.
the authors wrote: “we call on individual scholars and professional associations such as the American Psychological Association to be more candid about the minimal relationship between violent play and adolescent aggression observed in longitudinal studies.”.
as early as January, Joe Biden, the former vice president and presidential candidate of the United States, called the game developers he met when he was vice president “creepy and arrogant” despicable people “, saying that their games taught people how to kill people.
after several shootings in 2018, video game discovery has been censored as never seen since the Columbine High school shooting. This led the White House to discuss the issue – and produced a video game to illustrate the violence in certain headlines, in which a judge banned a boy from playing violent games after being threatened with gunfire.